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Republic - How Are They Doing With F9  
User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Just wondering if anyone had any idea as to how the service and reliability of Republic was with Frontier?


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User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

I was wondering the same thing recently, so I checked with a friend and found out they are actually doing pretty well. Most recent data shows that on time is around 86% and controllable completion is 99.7%. Pretty good numbers.

[Edited 2007-10-28 18:06:31]

User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

I'd say those are very good numbers! Any thoughts on service? What is being offered? Are they allowed to do buy on board? Is this service actually seemless unlike every other express carrier?


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2960 times:

We do not offer buy on board as neither does F9. We are the equvalent to what you get on mainline F9. As a matter of fact I just finished a 2 day with a SJD. Now I have to go back and work the US side.


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User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

No doubt you want to fly Frontier -- so, F9 doesn't do BOB? I thought they did -- so do you do everything that F9 does? Does the same go for Horizon?


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

We do the same service as mainline does. We just don't have the LiveTV. But that maybe coming shortly as we are dong some fairly long flights like MCI-CUN and DEN-CUN and DEN-SJD. Don't know if Horizon does the same.


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

In essence, Republic is not a contract regional carrier. They're simply just an outsourcing attempt by Frontier... so, one would hope you'd get similar service.

User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

I pick up F9 trips here and there, and the agents are telling me that aren't enjoying working republic flights, saying there have been some issues right from the get go (expected), issues that remind them of the days pre-horizon (remember who that was?)

I will admit I think Republic's airplane is awesome, but face it, Republic is Chautauqua is 70 seaters!  Wink


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25236 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
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Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 7):
saying there have been some issues right from the get go (expected), issues that remind them of the days pre-horizon (remember who that was?)

There were a few "issues", as you call them, at the start as the two got to know each other, but most were resolved quite a while ago.

Frontier's CEO Menke talked about this on the conference call last week. There has been a very positive reaction to the Republic service and, especially, to the E170.

mariner



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Of course there has been, everyone loves the 170. In-fact I'm rather bitter that it wasn't available when Horizon was shopping for the F28 replacement...and that was a real airplane btw!  Wink

User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

It'll be interesting to see the 170s in Boise beginning 11/15. They'll have 1 170 and 2 CR7 flights from then. Never been on a 170, but have been on a B6 190. Can't imagine much difference other than pax count.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 7):
I will admit I think Republic's airplane is awesome, but face it, Republic is Chautauqua is 70 seaters!

Good article and interview about Republic in the latest issue (Dec-2007) of Airways Magazine.

http://www.airwaysmag.com/channels.html?article_id=148&channel_id=16



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User currently offlineFrontierflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Does anyone know if they are still flying with the first class seats?

User currently offlineSDF880 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

I rode on E-170 ship 705 DEN-SDF last week and it was an all coach set up.

SDF880


User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

It's amazing that how fast Republic has grown -- under Bryan Bedfords watch this airline family has totally taken advantage of regionals being status quo. Props to him and his team.


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User currently offlineFrontierflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Quoting Mariner (Reply 8):

Republic service feels more like mainline f9. Horizon was not bad at all but the crj 700 can't compete with the e170 in comfort. Any chance we can get direct tv service? Sure would like to use my ascent status.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

There has been rumour that the service is coming. As we and F9 are owned by Wexford holdings. I really enjoy working the F9 ops. Much better than the US product. Also all airplanes in a 76 seat configuration. Total of 17 planes are going to F9 as of now.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9205 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 16):
I really enjoy working the F9 ops. Much better than the US product.

I flew on a few US E170s flown by Republic Airways. I really didn't mind them at all. Then again, I really can't compare them to F9's product, considering I haven't even flown on F9 nor have I even been to DEN for that matter...



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User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1306 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 17):
I flew on a few US E170s flown by Republic Airways. I really didn't mind them at all. Then again, I really can't compare them to F9's product, considering I haven't even flown on F9

If you've flown on the US E170 then you know what it's like on F9. It would be nice if they could put DirecTV on F9's E170's.

I saw the 6th E170 at DIA tonight. It looks nice. It has the tail from Frontier's old 737 N319FL. I see pics of the first 5 E170's on here, but nothing yet for number 6. Here's the tail from N319FL -


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9205 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting KingCavalier (Reply 18):
It would be nice if they could put DirecTV on F9's E170's.

It certainly would be nice if they did that! That would certainly make their E70 product a heck of a lot more attractive...



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User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1306 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Quoting KingCavalier (Reply 18):
I saw the 6th E170 at DIA tonight

I actually think it's number 7 now that I think about it.



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25236 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
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Quoting FutureFO (Reply 16):
As we and F9 are owned by Wexford holdings.

I'm not sure what you mean by that - Frontier is not owned by Wexford Holdings.

Frontier is a publicly traded company, and there no blocks of shares that would constitute "ownership" held by any single entity.

Frontier has a very happy history with Wexford, though. After the Westpac debacle, Wexford made a emergency loan to Frontier of $5 million to keep the airline flying. The loan was repaid in full in a short space of time.

mariner



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